2018 is going to leave us soon. During this year, Indonesia got 3 IPO startups, 4 unicorn startups, and more than 50 funded startups.
So, what is the prediction for 2019? Is there any new unicorn startup next year? Does investment increase significantly? Will the M&A participation from
Indonesia’s unicorns become a new-hype in 2019?
In this special end year Startup Grind Bandung meetup, we are delighted to have Pradipta Nugrahanto (Editor in Chief at Tech in Asia Indonesia), Aditya Hadi Pratama (Analyst at East Ventures), Gibran Huzaifah (CEO at eFishery), and Arief Widhiyasa (CEO at Aagate International).
Good bye 2018, welcome 2019!
Editor in Chief
As a fish farmer-turned-agriculture tech entrepreneur, eFishery founder and CEO Gibran Huzaifah is revolutionizing the relatively untapped $5.4 billion-valued Indonesian aquaculture market. eFishery uses cloud-based smart-feeding technology in fish and shrimp farms across the vast archipelago, to ensure the fish are healthy and waste minimized - to increase feed efficiency by 21%. The IoT startup doesn't just sell products, it also collects data from feeding, production, water quality and fish behavior, to create predictive insights for farmers.
He was the 1st winner at Mandiri Young Technopreneur Award 2012, and awarded as Best of the Best Young Entrepreneur 2013 by Ministry of SME Indonesia. He was also the Global Winner of Get In The Ring 2014, the olympiad for startup in Rotterdam, Slush Global Winner 2014 in Helsinki, Seedstars World Global Finalist 2015 in Geneva, Seputar Indonesia award 2015, and the 1st winner in Spark Fire Pitch on Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2015 in Nairobi, Kenya. He was part of Google Launchpad Accelerator in 2015 and Unreasonable Impact in 2018. He was listed as Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia 2017.
Widhiyasa co-founded Agate Studio, an Indonesian gaming development company. Eighteen people started the firm in 2009 and Widhiyasa manages it today. In 2010, Agate created a point and click puzzle game that garnered a million players in the first week. In 2011, their first web-based social game, Football Saga, was launched on its way to 10K daily active users. Widhiyasa worked previously as a student partner with the Microsoft Innovation Center and got a computer science degree in Indonesia. Before he got the degree, he started Agate to get the most of a still fledgling Indonesian game industry.
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